New Jersey 1999 (2-42-2)
July 29, 2005, from Calgary in exchange for Atlantas third-round pick in 2005
First NHL Game:
Dec. 22, 2000 in a 2-0 New Jersey win at Florida
First NHL Point:
Dec. 23, 2000 in a 5-1 New Jersey win at Tampa Bay (goal)
First NHL Goal:
Dec. 23, 2000 in a 5-1 New Jersey win at Tampa Bay
Most Goals, Game:
1 - 11 times (Last: March 30, 2007 in a 4-2 Carolina win vs. Tampa Bay)
Most Assists, Game:
2 - four times (Last: Nov. 24, 2006 in a 5-1 Carolina win at Boston)
Most Points, Game:
2 - five times (Last: Nov. 24, 2006 in a 5-1 Carolina win at Boston)
Most Penalty Minutes, Game:
17 - April 5, 2003 in a 4-1 Calgary win at Edmonton
Mike spends his summers in Calgary... His favorite movies are Quentin Tarantino movies, favorite bands are The Tragically Hip and Metallica and favorite books are Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden and My Life in and out of the Rough by John Daly... Mike was an outstanding baseball player growing up, twice leading his local team to Provincial Championships and pitching for Team Alberta for two summers... He says the actor who would play him in a movie is Seth Rogen... His favorite off-season activities are golf and fantasy baseball and his favorite food is sushi... His favorite player growing up was Cam Neely...Mike has twice shaved his famous red hair for charity, in Calgary following the Flames’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004 and in Raleigh in June 2006 for the Jimmy V Foundation... He is also involved with the Children’s Wish Foundation and Cully’s Kids... His favorite holiday is the All-Star Break... His most prized possessions are his championship rings for his Stanley Cup (2006), NCAA National Championship (North Dakota, 2000) and IIHF World Championship (Canada, 2007)... His favorite game-day ritual is drinking two cups of coffee at 6:30 p.m... The Durham Bulls are his favorite team outside of hockey... Mike is a member of the booster club for NC State baseball.
Longest assist streak:
- Completed his sixth NHL season and second with Carolina
- Established career highs in games played (82), goals (7), assists (22) and points (29)
- Led all Hurricanes defensemen in scoring with 29 points (7g, 22a) and ledthe team in penalty minutes (113)
- Was one of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games in 2006-07
- Was tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (2) and shorthanded points (5)
- Ranked second on the team and 10th in the NHL with 214 hits
- Was first on the team in blocked shots (141)
- Was named to Canada’s roster for the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russia following the season
- Had two assists and 14 penalty minutes in helping Canada capture the World Championship
- Netted his seventh goal of the season vs. TB (3/30)
- Scored his second shorthanded goal of the season vs.WSH (3/22)
- Earned an assist and blocked a season-high seven shots vs. OTT (2/27)
- Scored the game-winning goal and was (+2) at ATL (2/24)
- Assisted on Wesley’s shorthanded, overtime game-winner vs. PHI (2/22)
- Played in his 200th career NHL game vs. TOR (1/30)
- Scored his fourth goal of the season and registered six hits vs. TOR (12/15)
- Tied the game with 2:46 remaining in regulation – his third goal of the season, at VAN (12/8)
- Played his 100th game with the Hurricanes vs. BOS (12/2)
- Earned a pair of assists and was (+3) at BOS (11/24)
- Earned two assists and had a game-high seven hits vs. BUF (11/13)
- Earned a pair of assists, sparred with Chris Thorburn and was (+3) vs. PIT (11/11)
- Scored a three-on-five shorthanded goal at BUF (10/20)
- Scored a goal, earned an assist and led the team with seven hits at PIT (10/14)
3 games (10/11-10/14: 1g, 3a)
Longest point streak:
3 games (10/11-10/14: 1g, 3a; 2/17-2/24: 1g, 2a)
3 (last: 11/24 at BOS: 0g, 2a)
4 (last: 11/24 at BOS: 0g, 2a)
Is in his seventh NHL season and third with Carolina... Signed a two-year contract with Carolina on July 1, 2006... Acquired from Calgary in exchange for Atlanta’s third-round pick (69th overall - Gord Baldwin) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft... Was a member of the gold-medal-winning Canadian team at the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russia, playing in all nine games
Spent the season with Fort Saskatchewan of the Alberta Junior Hockey League recording 11 points (3g, 8a) 51 games...
Appeared in his freshman season at North Dakota posting five assists...
Played in 39 games with the Fighting Sioux... Helped the club to the WCHAs best regular season record, losing only twice all season (24-2-2)... Posted 13 points (5g, 8a) with 154 penalty minutes... His point and assist totals that season were a personal collegiate best and his 154 penalty minutes were tops in the league... Was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team for the first time...
Helped North Dakota win the 2000 NCAA Championship... Led the league with 154 penalty minutes and was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team at the conclusion of the 1999-2000 season...
Split the season between Albany and NJ, appearing in his first NHL game at FLA (12/22)... Earned his first NHL point with a goal at TB (12/23)... Made his professional debut with Albany at Rochester (10/6)...
Appeared in 37 NHL games, posting one assist with 30 penalty minutes... Had an assist vs. STL (1/1)... Played 14 games with Albany (AHL), earning three assists and adding 31 penalty minutes... Earned his only NHL point of the season with an assist vs. STL (1/1)... Played 14 games with Albany (AHL), earning three assists and adding 31 PIM...
Played in six games with Calgary... Acquired by Calgary from Anaheim along with J-F Damphousse for Rob Niedermayer (3/11)... Posted his first point/assist with Calgary on the overtime winner vs. LA (4/4)... Played his first game with Calgary vs. DAL (3/27)... Appeared in 68 AHL games (Cincinnati & Saint John) posting 14 points (2g, 12a) and 228 penalty minutes...
Played in 12 games with Calgary and in 37 games in Lowell (AHL)... Played his first NHL game of the season vs. ANA (2/1)... Posted 16 points and 75 penalty minutes with Lowell, finishing fourth on the team in penalty minutes... Made his NHL playoff debut playing in 20 of Calgarys 26 playoff games... Appeared in his first Stanley Cup Final game in Game 1 at TB (5/25)... Played in four games in the finals vs. TB... Played in all six games vs. SJ, going +2 and posting two penalty minutes... Played in all six games vs. DET... Played in four games vs. VAN, posting two assists... Recorded an assist vs. VAN (4/17)... Posted his first NHL playoff point with a power-play assist at VAN (4/15)... Played in his first NHL playoff game vs. VAN (4/13)...
Played in 73 games with Lowell (AHL), recording 35 points (6g, 29a) and 175 penalty minutes... Led all Lowell defensemen in points (35), assists (29) and penalty minutes (175)... Finished seventh in team scoring (35), fifth in assists (29), fifth in plus-minus (+23) and second in penalty minutes (175)... His 175 penalty minutes ranked sixth on Lowell's all-time single-season record list... Played in all 11 playoff games with Lowell, posting three points (1g, 2a) and added 18 penalty minutes.
Established then-career-highs in games played (72), goals (3), assists (10), points (13) and penalty minutes (138)... Led Carolina defensemen in plus/minus for the season (+12)... Led all Hurricanes in penalty minutes (138)... Netted his third goal of the season and registered 12 hits at TOR (3/21)... Scored the game-winning goal and saved a goal when he cleared Straka’s shot off the goal line vs. NYR (3/14)... Played his 100th NHL game at PHX (12/3)... Scored the game-winning goal - his first goal since Dec. 23, 2000 - at OTT (11/15)... Earned his first two points with the Hurricanes with a pair of assists at NJ (10/15)... His first assist came on Vasicek’s goal in the second period... Made his Hurricanes debut on opening night at TB (10/5)... Games missed due to injury: 8 (leg contusion: 1/15-1/17, 1/25-1/31; upper body: 3/10-3/11)... Was a healthy extra for two games (10/29; 2/12)... Completed his second NHL playoff season and first with Carolina, capturing his first Stanley Cup... Ranked first on the Hurricanes and second in the NHL in hits during the postseason (55)... Ranked eighth in the NHL and third on the Hurricanes in blocked shots (44)...Was third among Hurricanes defensemen in ice time during the playoffs (19:27 per game)... Scored his second goal of the postseason in Game 7 vs. BUF (6/1)... Scored a shorthanded goal - his first career playoff goal - in Game 1 vs. BUF (5/20)... Earned his first playoff point with the Hurricanes with an assist on Brind’Amour’s goal in Game 3 at MTL (4/26)... Made his Hurricanes playoff debut in Game 1 vs. MTL (4/22).